Top Places to Visit This Yuletide Season in the Philippines

5 November 2022
Top Places to Visit This Yuletide Season in the Philippines

With over 7,000 islands to choose from, the Philippines is the kind of place that's simple to revisit. As a tourist, choosing which destinations to see first is the toughest choice you'll have to make. Good thing that you can make the most of these travels all over the country during the -ber months and as the holiday season approaches.


By all means, if a vacation journey filled with tropical islands, stunning scenery, and never-ending adventure is on your wish list, then the Philippines is a hidden treasure!


Each province in the Philippines has its own unique landscape, from tropical and hilly to urban. You may spend a day exploring the colonial architecture of Manila, the country's capital, or visit a sanctuary on the island to see rare species of tarsier monkeys. Exciting and memorable hikes can also be enjoyed by explorers in the high, lush mountains.


If you're planning a trip to this tropical island country for the holidays and long weekends, you can use this guide to the top Philippine destinations as a starting point for your research.



Best Holiday Destinations in Philippines

It might be overwhelming to try to fit in all the must-see attractions and activities that the Philippines has to offer into a single trip that's why we collected some of the greatest places to visit during the Christmas season-- whether you're planning a trip for a group of friends, a family reunion, or a romantic getaway with your significant other.



Baler is a popular surfing destination in northern Luzon island. During the -ber months, the waves may reach heights of 9 feet, making it an ideal time for surfers of all skill levels. And that's not all the outdoorsy types can do in Baler! Magnificent waterfalls, cliffs, and coves may all be found here.


Aurora, the state capital, also has a significant Hispanic history and culture. Museo de Baler, Baler Church, and Doña Aurora Ancestral House will all take you on a fascinating journey through time during your stay in Baler.


Cagayan de Oro River

In this little province metropolis, the thrill-packed water sports of the ber months only increase in popularity. In this season, the Cagayan de Oro River, the Philippines' longest and largest, comes to life. Most visitors to CDO come to take part in whitewater rafting on this river. There are also opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, and tubing along a river with your loved ones.



If you are a lone traveler looking for some peace and quiet this Christmas in the Philippines, Sagada is your best bet. It's ideal for those who want a more intimate connection with the natural world. Just a few hours from Baguio and the famous rice terraces, you can go on an adventure to the underground caverns, river rapids, and waterfalls, or check out the famous hanging coffins. Thrill-seekers could also go rock climbing or trekking in the verdant highlands.


Try some of Sagada's organic, locally produced coffee, too, and complete your visit by taking in the stunning sunrise from Kiltepan Peak.


Intramuros Manila

Visit one of the Philippines' most famous attractions, the walled city of Intramuros while enjoying the cool breeze this holiday in Manila, the capital city. Built by the Spanish under Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, this 64-hectare fortress called Fort Santiago was destroyed after the end of World War II.


The stately Manila Cathedral as well as the San Agustin Church, which is the oldest church in the Philippines, can also be found within the area, making it an ideal destination when Misa de Gallo starts.


Cebu City

In Cebu, the holiday spirit begins early in the year. As early as September, the city's malls, stores, hotels, and other places are decked up with giant lanterns, complex decors, and shimmering lights. Because of this, it is considered one of the top destinations for a Christmas getaway in the Philippines.


In the meanwhile, beer and music lovers may also look forward to Oktoberfest and other festivities in Cebu from the months of September to November. And here is your chance, foodies, to try the real deal when it comes to lechon on Cebu!


Siargao Island

During the ber months, when the waves are often larger and more aggressive, Siargao becomes the Philippines' premier surfing destination. The island is often considered a superior option than Boracay. Siargao's isolated white-sand beaches, turquoise seas, and lively nightlife are reminiscent of Boracay's heyday. The arrival of direct flights from Manila and Cebu to Siargao has also helped increase the island's popularity, especially during the holiday seasons.



Other Places to Visit in PH This Holiday

Chocolate Hills

The Chocolate Hills of Bohol are a geomorphic marvel and a sight to see, so much so that they become part of UNESCO World Heritage Site and Natural Monuments. With its 1,268 cone-shaped hills that become cocoa brown during the dry season, thus its name, it is one of the great tourist places in the Philippines that give distinctive scenery.


The white sand beaches of Boracay Island

Boracay's tiny island claim to fame is White Beach, a 4-kilometer length of pure white, powdery sand that has been heralded for years as one of the greatest pristine beaches in the Philippines and the world.


Palawan Island Hopping tours

If you totally missed to get some vitamin sea this year, feel free to explore the different stunning beaches in Palawan and book an island hopping tour in this tourist destination this holiday season!


El Nido

With its crystal-clear lagoons, abundant marine life, whale sharks, coral reefs, and towering limestone cliffs, El Nido is one of the Philippines' most breathtaking tourist destinations. You may also go on a canopy walk with the greatest views of the countryside at Taraw Peak, or you can go cliff climbing.


Puerto Princesa Underground River

Puerto Princesa serves as the island of Palawan's capital and main airport. Puerto Princesa, often known as "The City in the Forest," is worth a visit if you're already in the El Nido area. Begin your explorations in Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. Don't forget to take the city tour and fill up on seafood before you depart.


Coron Island

The tropical beauty of Coron Island has unreal-looking blue and green ocean along with its stunning rock formations. Due to the abundance of shipwrecks, the island is a popular scuba diving destination. Many of the shipwrecks that have been preserved may be found at depths ranging from three meters to 42 meters.


Samal Island Province

This island, also known as the Garden City of Samal, is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. It's also not far from Davao City, which is convenient if you're craving a cityscape or a wider variety of restaurants.




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As a result of the country's topography, the Philippines is brimming with beautiful sights to see. Spectacular landscapes, unique attractions, friendly folks, and unforgettable experiences await you in any of the Philippines' popular tourist destinations, whether you're visiting Luzon, the Visayas, or Mindanao.


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